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Attorney General fights underage drinking (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
In his fight against underage drinking, Attorney General Gary King says he has allies in the Roundhouse who will pass laws that will keep teenagers alcohol-free.
Adrial’s attorney put on the stand (The Journal Times)
RACINE — An expert could have questioned whether the man Adrial White killed was lying on the ground when shot, but the jury never heard that testimony, because White’s attorney did not hire an expert.
Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison (Law.com)
A disbarred bankruptcy lawyer in Jackson, Miss., has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for defrauding clients out of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors alleged that John Allen obtained funds from clients and deposited the money into his trust account.
District Attorney Addresses Retired Men's Club (Garden City News)
On Monday, October 20th, District Attorney Kathleen Rice took a few hours from a very busy schedule to spend some quality time with an overcrowded room filled with appreciative members of the Garden City Retired Men's Club. Ms. Rice first introduced her father and two sisters.
Attorney dismisses indictment against prison company (The Brownsville Herald)
RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra said Thursday he dismissed an indictment against a Florida private prison company because he improperly filed the indictment.
Man charged in death of girlfriend misses her, lawyer says (Wisconsin State Journal)
PORTAGE — Jason Hardt is trying to cope with the loss and heartbreak he caused when he shot his girlfriend, his attorney told the Portage Daily Register on Thursday. "He's struggling with fact that his best friend is not here," Madison lawyer Christopher T. Van Wagner said. Hardt, of Portage, is accused of killing his fiancee, Rebecca Weisenberger, 25, early Sunday at the apartment the couple ...
City Attorney Gets Salary Reconsideration, Mayor Objects (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- The city council reconsidered Thursday a proposed salary increase for the city attorney over the mayor's objection.
Attorney wants judge to decide case alleging hoax (Park Hills Daily Journal)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for an eastern Missouri woman accused of a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl’s suicide wants the tried by a judge rather than a jury.
Malaysia's top blogger to be released from detention: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysia's leading blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, will be released on Friday after a court overruled his detention under controversial internal security laws, his lawyer said.
Fiance is ‘struggling' with death: Suspect in shooting will ‘always miss her,' Hardt's lawyer says (Portage Daily Register)
Jason Hardt is trying to cope with the loss and heartbreak he caused when he shot his girlfriend, his attorney told the Daily Register on Thursday. "He's struggling with fact that his best friend is not here," Madison lawyer Christopher T. Van Wagner said.
Election for Norfolk commonwealth’s attorney set for March 10 (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK A special election will be held March 10 to determine the city’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney. The office came open when former Commonwealth’s Attorney Jack Doyle left to become a Circuit Court judge. His chief deputy, Robert Slaughter, has stepped into the job in the interim.
Attorney alleges perjury in Marsalis rape case (Idaho Mountain Express and Guide)
The attorney for convicted sex criminal Jeffrey J.
Machine error could affect Crawford County attorney race (The Joplin Globe)
GIRARD, Kan. — A programming error in the voting machines at one Crawford County polling place could swing the outcome of the county attorney’s race.
Malaysia's top blogger to be released from detention: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's leading blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, will be released on Friday after a court overruled his detention under controversial internal security laws, his lawyer said.
Alleged judge-lawyer relationship to be canvassed (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Woolgrowers fighting a bitter rearguard action after comprehensively losing a legal row over Wool Board money were today given Supreme Court leave to appeal - on grounds of an alleged relationship between the judge and a lawyer in the hearing.
Lawyer, judge made mark in legal arena (The Indianapolis Star)
Paul Buchanan Jr., a legal force in Indianapolis for decades as a judge and lawyer, died Thursday at age 90.
Public servant not provided with corruption report: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer representing a public servant charged with corruption says he is disappointed his client has not been given a copy of a corruption report which prompted the charges.
Malaysia's top blogger to be released from detention: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Malaysia's leading blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, will be released on Friday after a court ruled his detention under controversial security laws was not proper, his lawyer said.
Riverside County district attorney's new tower rivals space in posh law firms (The Press-Enterprise)
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco's new $126.5 million headquarters will supply more space per employee than many prestigious private law firms provide, several outside brokers and planners said.
Assistant U.S. attorney wins FBI award for leadership (The Sacramento Bee)
Laurel White, an assistant U.S. attorney in Sacramento who has been a national force in prosecuting crimes against children, is the recipient of the 2008 FBI director's Community Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes achievements in the areas of drug and violence education and prevention. White, a federal prosecutor for 19 years, has focused the past nine years primarily on crimes ...
U.S. attorney: No criminal case now against Johnson, Hood Corps (The Sacramento Bee)
The findings submitted to the U.S. attorney's office thus far from an investigation of Mayor-elect Kevin Johnson and his nonprofit Hood Corps do not warrant criminal charges, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said Thursday. Scott said his office has asked for additional information and is awaiting an answer from federal investigators. "No final decision has been made about whether there is any basis ...
Deputy attorney honored (Billings Gazette)
Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Rod Souza will be recognized as one of two Montana Prosecutors of the Year for his work on domestic and sexual violence cases.
Adrial’s attorney put on the stand (The Journal Times)
RACINE — An expert could have questioned whether the man Adrial White killed was lying on the ground when shot, but the jury never heard that testimony, because White’s attorney did not hire an expert.
Disbarred W-B attorney pleads guilty to wire fraud (The Citizens' Voice)
A Wilkes-Barre attorney disbarred in 2004 pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court Thursday, admitting to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a refinancing scam.
Dems tossing names for ND US attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
Dems toss names into hat FARGO (AP) - Democrats are floating a number of names for North Dakota's U.S. attorney in the Barack Obama administration.
State Agency Lawyer Apologizes For Faking Identity (Hartford Courant)
A state agency lawyer apologized Thursday for posing as a parking lot attendant in a letter in 2004 that led to the firing of state ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky, a deed she said was "out of character for me."
U.S. attorney wants to keep post (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
One impact of a Barack Obama presidency is Hawaii will likely get a new U.S. attorney.
Lawyer apologizes for fake letter in ethics case (Boston Globe)
A state lawyer is apologizing for a fake letter that played a role in the firing of the state ethics chief.
Speculation on U.S. attorney pick swirls (Post-Tribune)
It likely will be months, however, before he names appointees to a handful of key judicial posts in Northwest Indiana. But local political players surely are speculating about who'll be tapped for a handful of Northern District court appointments, notably U.S. attorney.
Lawyer Indicted in Hiding of Drug Money (Washington Post)
A lawyer with offices in Prince George's County and the District was arrested yesterday after a federal grand jury in Maryland accused him of helping to hide tens of thousands of dollars that had belonged to a slain drug dealer.
Cash seized by New Orleans Police Department is missing, attorney says (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Attorney Rick Teissier A defense attorney attempting to retrieve a client's money, initially seized during a drug bust, said he discovered that almost half of it was missing from the New Orleans Police Department's property room. Since last week, attorney...
Disbarred Pa. attorney pleads guilty to wire fraud (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney has admitted stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mortgage refinancing scheme.
Retiring N. Miami Beach city attorney's accrued benefits questioned (Miami Herald)
Council members might have lauded him when he announced his retirement, but now one elected official wants to see if North Miami Beach city attorney Howard Lenard should pay back the more than $80,000 in accumulated vacation and sick days he recently cashed out.
Attorney, self-styled 'agitator' honored by legal society (Miami Herald)
H. T. Smith, a black attorney, was one of the 2008 winners of the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society's second annual awards dinner Friday.
Serb student's lawyer says probe illegal (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for a Serbian student wanted on assault charges in the U.S. is demanding a halt to the proceedings against his client in Serbia, saying they are illegal.
Attorney: Drop Charges Against Ice Cream Store Crash Driver (FOX 31 Denver)
AURORA - An attorney for an illegal immigrant facing vehicular homicide charges in an accident that killed three says a toxicology report shows the other driver had methamphetamines in her system, bolstering his argument that those charges be dropped.
Daughter of murdered Odessa lawyer asks for public's help (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- The daughter of the Odessa lawyer and horseman whose Oct. 8 murder remains unsolved asked today for the public's help in finding his killer. Kimberly Higgins, the 35-year-old daughter of 61-year-old Lawrence Higgins, who was found dead at...
Attorney General Mukasey Releases Statement on Resignation of Thomas Barnett (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey released a statement Friday on the resignation of Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett.
Renault workers sign up for departure plan: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Workers at French carmaker Renault have fully taken up a voluntary departure plan, with more than 3,900 out of a possible 4,000 staff signing up to leave, the company's lawyer said Friday.
APNewsBreak: Lawyer says Obama's aunt wants to stay in US, is upset over leak of her status (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON - An immigration lawyer for President-elect Obama's aunt says she wants to fight a deportation order and stay in the United States.
Serb student's lawyer says probe illegal (New York Daily News)
The lawyer for a Serbian student wanted on assault charges in the U.S. is demanding a halt to the proceedings against his client in Serbia, saying they are illegal.
Riverside County district attorney's new tower rivals space in posh law firms (The Press-Enterprise)
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco's new $126.5 million headquarters will supply more space per employee than many prestigious private law firms provide, several outside brokers and planners said.
Serb student's lawyer: US investigation illegal (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Serbian basketball player wanted on assault charges in the United States is demanding a halt to a Serb-based investigation into the attack.
Attorney General Jack Conway Proposes Settlement in Rock Squabble (WBKO Bowling Green)
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has proposed a settlement aimed at ending a squabble with an Ohio city over a rock.
Serb student's lawyer: US investigation illegal (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) The lawyer for a Serbian basketball player wanted on assault charges in the United States is demanding a halt to a Serb-based investigation into the attack. Borivoje Borovic says his client, 22-year-old Miladin Kovacevic, can only be prosecuted in Serbia if the Americans formally hand over the case. Serbia has detained Kovacevic for 30 days pending an investigation into ...
Wis. attorney general appeals voter check lawsuit (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - November 7, 2008 3:55 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Three days after the election, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appealed a judge's decision dismissing his...
Prosecutor: Stepchildren Planned Killing Of Attorney (KGTV San Diego)
A criminal defense attorney's stepdaughter and stepson planned and carried out his murder in his own home last year, a prosecutor said Friday, but a defense attorney told a jury that his client -- the stepson -- didn't commit the crime.
New leads in the murder of lawyer (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
There are possibly new leads in the unsolved murder of an Odessa lawyer who was found slain in his own home. Investigators are looking for two vehicles that might have some connection to the case.
Orleans Parish District Attorney-elect Leon Cannizzaro announces transition leaders (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
District Attorney-elect Leon Cannizzaro began setting up his transition team on Friday, announcing that Civil Court Clerk Dale Atkins and banker Gary Solomon will lead the effort.
Student Fugitive's Lawyer Demands Halt to Investigation (Fox News)
Miladin Kovacevic’s lawyer says his client can’t be prosecuted in Serbia until the U.S. hands over the case.